livery of seisin

livery of seisin
liv·ery of seisin /'li-və-rē-/ [livery delivery, handing over, from Anglo-French liveree, from Old French livré, from livrer to hand over, from Latin liberare to free]: an ancient ceremony for conveyance of land by the symbolic transfer of a relevant item (as a key, twig, or turf) or by symbolic entry of the grantee – called also investiture; see also feoffment

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

livery of seisin
index feoffment

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


livery of seisin
A ceremony performed in medieval England that effected the transfer of land from one party to another.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


livery of seisin
A ceremony performed in medieval England that effected the transfer of land from one party to another.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • Livery of seisin — is an archaic legal ceremony, once practiced in England and in other countries following English common law, to convey property. The common law in those jurisdictions once provided that a valid conveyance of a fee interest in land required the… …   Wikipedia

  • livery of seisin — /liv(3)riy sv siyzan/ The appropriate ceremony, at common law, for transferring the corporal possession of lands or tenements by a grantor to his grantee. It was livery in deed where the parties went together upon the land, and there a twig, clod …   Black's law dictionary

  • livery of seisin — /liv(3)riy sv siyzan/ The appropriate ceremony, at common law, for transferring the corporal possession of lands or tenements by a grantor to his grantee. It was livery in deed where the parties went together upon the land, and there a twig, clod …   Black's law dictionary

  • Livery in seisin — The action of giving or transferring land or property, i.e. the *feoffment, done in a public manner, usually on the land itself …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • livery of seisin — A ceremonial delivery of possession of real estate, long since obsolete, made in the presence of witnesses in the transfer of title to lands by feoffment. 23 Am J2d Deeds § 11 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • feoffment with livery of seisin — An early English method of conveyance by which the transferor met the transferee at or near the land to be transferred and handed over a twig or clod while reciting to witnesses that the transfer was being made …   Black's law dictionary

  • feoffment with livery of seisin — An early English method of conveyance by which the transferor met the transferee at or near the land to be transferred and handed over a twig or clod while reciting to witnesses that the transfer was being made …   Black's law dictionary

  • Seisin — is the possession of such an estate in land as was anciently thought worthy to be held by a free man. (Williams, On Seisin , p. 2)EtymologySeisin comes from Middle English saysen , seysen , in the legal sense of to put in possession of, or to… …   Wikipedia

  • seisin — sei·sin or sei·zin / sēz ən/ n [Anglo French seisine, from Old French saisine act of taking possession, from saisir to seize, of Germanic origin] 1: the possession of land or chattels: as a: the possession of land arising from livery of seisin… …   Law dictionary

  • Livery in law — may refer to:* Livery of seisin: A term used in English law * Sasine: a term used in Scots law …   Wikipedia

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